LONDON -- Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has pulled out of next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals as he recovers from back surgery.
The third-ranked Murray says in a statement on the ATP website, "I'm really disappointed not to be playing this year. I love playing in front of my home crowd."
Murray had surgery last month to address his long-standing back issues and was always expected to miss the Nov. 4-11 event, which features the world's top eight singles players.
Murray played in the last five ATP finals and reached the semifinals twice.